energy policy

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Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with prospects of growth and long-term profitability for investors, depends on establishing trustworthy quality infrastructure (QI) for the technologies and systems involved.  
Post date: 30 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

The German Federal Association of Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW) has claimed that money and effort spent on the nation’s buildings renovations have not worked. But Andreas Rüdinger at IDDRI has looked into the evidence and concluded that the opposite is the case. CO2 emissions from the residential sector in 2018 were 37% lower than in 1990. Though final energy consumption was broadly stable, that’s because efficiency gains were offset by an increase in the residential building stock. But the calculations per square metre show a significant decline.
Post date: 29 Mar 2021
Type: News

REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) series provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.   The REC’s neutral, fact-based approach documents in detail the annual developments in policies, markets, investments and citizen action, with a particular focus on renewables in public, residential and commercial buildings as well as public and private urban transport.
Post date: 19 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

Concept:   The Building Performance Association (BPA) is a 501(c)6 industry association committed to redefining the industry by supporting policies that will improve and increase the expansion of home and building performance, energy efficiency businesses, and industries.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Buildings and Cities is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, academic journal publishing high-quality research and analysis on the interplay between the different scales of the built environment: buildings, blocks, neighbourhoods, cities, national building stocks and infrastructures.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Link

  In October 2020, The European Commission published a far-reaching strategy known as the Renovation Wave. Its headline objective is to increase the energy renovation rate in the European Union to at least twice the rate it is today.  
Post date: 10 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

The reduction of energy demand in buildings through the adoption of energy efficiency policy is a key pillar of the European Union (EU) climate and energy strategy. Energy Efficiency first emerged in the EU energy policy agenda in the 1970s and was progressively transformed with shifting global and EU energy and climate policies and priorities.  
Post date: 26 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

  Overview   Integrating the Energy Efficiency First principle in policymaking is a key requirement to meeting EU climate objectives and implementing the EU Green Deal.   Some Member States have taken the Efficiency First principle on as a guiding principle, such as Germany.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

This part of the SHERPA Capitalization Platform serves as a “hub” of useful information, available for Regions, Municipalities and other stakeholders interested in buildings’ energy renovation (ERB).   It is divided into 4 thematic categories corresponding to the principle value-chain Axes for planning, implementing and monitoring energy renovation projects mainly for public buildings, namely:  
Post date: 8 Feb 2021
Type: Tool

Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.   Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Publication